It is the mission of the St. Joseph County Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all emergency management activities and to protect the people, property, economy and environment of St. Joseph County and its political subdivisions.
St. Joseph County Emergency Management Agency is responsible for public education, disaster planning, disaster response and disaster recovery. The St. Joseph County Emergency Management Agency is not a Public Safety Response Agency.
While we provide no direct response service to the general public we coordinate public and private services in order to assist with public needs during a disaster. Following an event, our role is to conduct a county-wide damage assessment in order to qualify for Federal or State disaster recovery funds that may become available.
Through the four phases of emergency management: Mitigation (Prevention), Preparedness, Response and Recovery, we work with all County, City and Township public safety agencies to develop and maintain a County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.
The St. Joseph County Emergency Management Agency is pleased to assist local Public and Private Organizations with:
- Disaster Planning Guidance
- Identification of Suitable Areas for Storm Sheltering
- Public Education Programs
- R.A.C.E.S. (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service)